#MacOsX : Show Hidden Files and Folders
In *NIX systems file and folders beginning with a dot (e.g., .name) are not visible in the Finder (also known as file browser). Since Mac Os X it’s a certified UNIX that’s also the case. If you use the terminal you can use the command:
However, most people will use regular Finder. To enable view of hidden files in the Finder use this command:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool TRUE
and then restart the finder with the following command:
To revert the changes use the same command, but replace TRUE with FALSE.
Posted on October 26, 2013, in Mac OS X Tips & Tricks and tagged Browser, command line tools, file browser, Mac OS X, System Preferences. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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